You can bet that when Domonique Foxworth was traded to the Falcons earlier this season, both he and the Broncos had Nov. 16 circled on their calendars.
Foxworth has had a chance to start in Atlanta for the past three games, and the sentiment in the Broncos locker room is that the team is happy for him — they just won’t be happy for him this week.
“I am proud of Foxy — I am glad he has gotten the opportunity to play,” Dre’ Bly said. “He is playing well. We are praying that he doesn’t do as well this week, but I know that he is licking his chops and is looking forward to go against us. I am sure it is going to be an interesting game.”
It might be even more interesting if Foxworth lines up against Brandon Marshall, who he went against in practice plenty of times in Denver.
“That would be fun,” Marshall said. “I think all of us receivers are approaching this game as if we’re playing against any DB, so it will be fun going out there against Fox, someone who I am familiar with and I know.”
Tony Scheffler said that Foxworth is a great person, but he’ll definitely be looking to get the better of him now that he’s no longer a Bronco.
“He was a good guy in the locker room and in the community,” Scheffler said. “He is obviously on the other side, him and (Jason) Elam, at the same time. When that clock is running I am sure every guy in here will be looking to run him over.”